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Police praise local mosque for apprehending robber

Police praise local mosque for apprehending robber

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Saturday February 22 2014

The Leicester Mercury reports on the praise levelled by Leicestershire Police on worshippers at a mosque in Berners Street who apprehended a man as he fled from a shop he had just robbed.

Members of the mosque detained the man, who was armed with a knife, until the police arrived on the scene.

The paper notes the remarks of Detective Constable James Willoughby who said:

“This incident also demonstrates how the community came together and assisted the police by apprehending the suspect.

“Members of the local mosque were in the street when the offender ran by and they grabbed hold of him until police officers arrived.

“We would like to thank the local community for their assistance and we hope this conviction reassures people that we take these offences extremely seriously.”


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